The 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 should have been staged back in March but for obvious reasons it had to be rescheduled which is why the event is rolling into this Sunday. We’ve provided a comprehensive betting preview for the event, along with our sleeper picks and predictions, but now we’re taking a look at what the “industry” experts have to say about who will take the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race on July 19, 2020
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth
When: Sunday, July 19, 2020, green flag at 3:00 PM ET
Broadcast: NBC Sports
CBS Sports (Sportsline)
|Mike McClure||Kurt Busch|
Mike McLure has always been confident in his picks, and for the upcoming race at Texas Motor Speedway, he is high on Kurt Busch, who finished 20th in last Wednesday’s All-Star Race. Busch has a win and three top 5s in 34 career starts at Texas Motor Speedway, not to mention that he owns 21 top 10s there. Busch is +2500 to win the 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
|Expert||Driver to watch out for|
|Steve Merril||Kyle Busch|
|Andy Lang||Daniel Suarez|
It’s been an up-and-down affair for Kyle Busch of late, but for Steve Merril, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver is still worth taking a look at. Busch, who finished second at the recent All-Star Race, has three sub-20 finishes and two top 10 finishes over his last five points races. Busch seems to be comfortable racing at Texas Motor Speedway, as he has three wins, 12 top 5s, and 15 top 10s in 28 career starts there. In his most recent appearance at Texas Motor Speedway, he finished seventh in last year’s AAA Texas 500. Meanwhile, Andy Lang is also not letting Daniel Suarez do undetected on his radar. For one, Suarez has finished third in both his starts at Texas Motor Speedway last year.
|William Blackwell||Aric Almirola|
For William Blackwell, you should not be sleeping on Aric Almirola (+2000). Even though Almirola hasn’t won at Texas Motor Speedway thus far in his career, he’s been quite a performer there. He has six top 10s in 18 career starts at Texas Motor Speedway and has not finished outside the top 8 in any of his last three appearances at that track.
TopBet News Editor – Ryan Simpson
|Ryan Simpson, News Editor||Jimmie Johnson|
TopBet’s EoC Ryan Simpson is going for the winningest driver ever at Texas Motor Speedway in the form of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson. The Team Hendricks Motorsports driver, who placed 17th at the All-Star Race last Wednesday, has won seven times at Texas Motor Speedway. In 33 races there, he’s also collected 16 top 5s and 22 top 10s. His career average finish there is 10.39.
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